Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam

(Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam)

The story of an enlightened Muslim imam, feminist and human rights activist who seeks to free Islam from gender discrimination and open it to those for whom it has long been closed off.

Seyran Ateş is convinced that Islam needs a sexual revolution. She believes it is necessary to liberalise the religion, to open it to all people without distinction and to rehabilitate its image, which has been distorted by the many attacks by radical Islamists. Her bold and sometimes provocative remarks have met with countless verbal attacks, death threats and, as a result, police protection. As one of the few female imams in the world, she founded a mosque in Berlin in which men and women pray together and which is also open to members of the LGBT community. The film follows Seyran on her travels around the world, in discussions with her family and when she is alone with her thoughts. This has created a multi-layered portrait of a woman who continues to see hope for a free life for future generations of Muslims.

Impact

Through the European Economic Area and Norway Funds, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing economic disparities among EU countries. Among other matters, this includes support for the mediation of cultural production in these countries. This year, for example, support was provided from Norwegian funds for the film Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam. The Norwegian production tells the story of the woman who founded the first liberal mosque in Berlin and faces constant danger of attack by radical Muslims. https://www.eeagrants.cz/

About the film

Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Norway
2021 | 81 min.

Language: English, German, Chinese, Norwegian, Turkish

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Category

Right To Know

Director

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Filmography
2020 - Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam
2019 - En gave fra Gud
2017 - Those Who Love
2014 - ManIslam: Islam and Masculinity
2011 - En ballong til Allah

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

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